18 April 2013

Phoenix Trip Day 4: Train Park

So I found a link to this place in Scottsdale, The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and thought it might be a cute place to visit if we had time. Well, on Saturday morning, we found out it was more than just a cute place to visit. It was loaded with railroad action for our little railfan!

Big Train Ride (yes this place was so cool that they have two)

Ready to roll!

Yes, he's holding a small engine that he brought.
And yes, he bought more trains while he was here. :-)
Tunnel time!

The steamer that pulled us. The next time we came back (yep - twice),
they had a diesel engine pulling the train. Max points those things out. :-)
Model Railroading Building (No, not a layout. A building of layouts.)
And sorry if you don't like trains. Max loves them, and Uncle Rob does, too. These are mostly for their benefit. :-)

Layout #1

Layout #2

Layout #3

Pretty cool sculpture coming out of the wall above the back of the building.

Trolley Car photobombed.

Another cool sculpture. Telling ya, Scottsdale knows how to do a train park.

Rods pumped by pistons, says Max. Yep. We know. :-)
Smaller Train Ride (Told ya there were two.)

Paul and Max by the caboose, ready to go!
Big train passing the small train. Just cause I like how the picture shows the scale.
Max is still opposed to loud noises. And button shirts. And button pants. 

Hi boys!

Pulling into the station.

And, of course, a carousel

Vulcan death-grip stare.

Happy stare.
Steam Engine 
Trying for a picture.
Sorta got a picture. :-)
So the train park was fun. We enjoyed it, and Max definitely did. After that, we drove into downtown Phoenix to visit Alice Cooper's restaurant Cooper's Town. It's supposed to be a rock n' roll sports bar. Max was not impressed. It was, he said, too loud. We ate on the patio, which was really not photoworthy. The waitress was nice, and Max was impressed with her eye makeup and fishnets. However, we had to get back to the hotel to get ready for a wedding!

While Paul and I went to the wedding, Beka and Steven, once again, watched the little man. And they helped out watching my cousins' kids, Mark and Karen's three and Molly and Peter's two. Shout out to them!

Here are some pictures that Beka took of the kiddos and updated the moms with while we were celebrating with Jeff and Lynnette!
Kiddos eating pizza!
Basketball! Yep, our hotel had a basketball goal!
 Pictured from L-R: Nathan, Max, Jackson, Clara, Marie. Baby Jane is with one of the girls.

Steven has grown up with little bitties at his house, so he knows what to do! 

Wrapping up the night with a quick video.

And the one picture I have at the wedding. Oops. :-)
Susan, Buffie, and Stacie. 
I'm sure there will be more pictures from the wedding, but that's what I got now. My phone went on the fritz, and I had to depend on the kindness of others to take pictures.

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